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Campus Hearing Board Decisions, Sanctions and Grievance Judgments

  1. If the accused is found responsible, his/her past record, if any, is reviewed before the sanction is determined.
  2. The Campus Hearing Board shall have authority to issue warnings and reprimands, levy fines, award restitution, stipulate performance of certain actions or behavior (such as counseling or community service), or vote the suspension or expulsion of students from the university.
  3. All decisions of the Campus Hearing Board are subject to appeal to the Presidential Appeals Board based on the established criteria.
  4. On behalf of the Campus Hearing Board, the case officer shall take those steps necessary to assure sanctions imposed by the Campus Hearing Board are enacted and that appropriate follow-through occurs. This may include notifying specific campus offices about a student sanction.

WPI does not subscribe to an automatic sanction for a particular violation of its code. Rather, each violation is reviewed individually and sanctioning takes into consideration the unique situation surrounding the incident.

At the same time, it is helpful to articulate possible sanctions for offenses to communicate to the individual and to the entire WPI community how seriously the university regards standards of behavior. Students should be aware at all times that there may be grounds for criminal and/or civil charges as well.

Therefore, the following list of violations and range of sanctions is intended to serve as a guide to the Campus Hearing Board when determining sanctions and as notice to the community regarding community accountability. The list is representative but not exhaustive.

Note: For violations of the WPI Campus Code of Conduct that have, at their core, hate for a selected person or group because of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or national origin, the sanction imposed may be 'enhanced' or made more serious for a given violation.

Academic Dishonesty can result in a sanction of lowering of a course grade, loss of course credit, disciplinary probation, suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Note: While the Campus Hearing Board may make a recommendation regarding a student's grade or course credit, only the faculty member of record may actually raise or lower a course grade or remove credit for the course.

Alcohol and Drug Policy Violations can result in a sanction of disciplinary warning, probation, restitution, community service, parental notification, loss of privileges, counseling and alcohol or drug assessment, suspension from residence halls, suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Arson can result in a sanction imposing suspension from residence halls, suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Assault and/or Battery, Abuse of a Community Member can result in a sanction imposing restitution, counseling, probation, loss of privileges, suspension for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Fire Safety Violations can result in a sanction of community service, probation, suspension from residence hall, suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Harassment/Stalking (including direct spoken harassment or harassment via telephone or electronic communication) can result in a sanction of community service, counseling, probation, suspension from residence hall, suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Hazing of an individual or group can result in a sanction imposing community service, probation, loss of privileges, suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Sexual misconduct can result in a sanction imposing suspension from the university for one or more terms, or expulsion from WPI.

Theft (including theft of lounge furniture and other "community" equipment) can result in a sanction imposing restitution, community service, loss of privileges, probation, and/or suspension from the university for one or more terms.

Threats can result in a sanction imposing probation, and/or suspension from the university for one or more terms.

Unauthorized Entrance and/or Use can result in a sanction of community service, loss of privileges, probation, and/or suspension from the university for one or more terms.

 
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